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Free Practice 3 results - Australia 2014 // Mercedes on top as Williams and Sauber have gearbox trouble

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Ricciardo leaves the pits
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Saturday dawned with the wind posing more of a problem than on Friday, and rain lingering in the air. The session was mostly dry, however, with Lewis Hamilton leading the way.

Towards the rear of the pack, Esteban Gutiérrez and Valtteri Bottas both managed a couple of installation laps before gearbox problems hampered their cars. The inevitable component change meant they both pick up five place penalties for the Grand Prix, too.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:29.37515
2Jenson ButtonMcLaren Mercedes1:30.76620
3Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:30.87611
4Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:30.91913
5Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:30.97013
6Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:30.97816
7Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:31.15612
8Kevin MagnussenMcLaren Mercedes1:31.25122
9Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:31.66517
10Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:31.72320
11Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:31.92517
12Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:32.25514
13Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:32.41716
14Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:34.18415
15Adrian SutilSauber F1 Team1:34.18816
16Kamui KobayashiCaterham F1 Team1:34.41319
17Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1:34.71715
18Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:34.75415
19Marcus EricssonCaterham F1 Team1:36.15921
20Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini RacingNo time2
21Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 TeamNo time2
22Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 TeamNo time4

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